Posted By Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz || 10-Sep-2015
An on-the-job injury in Pennsylvania can quickly snatch away a person’s ability to work and thus his or her ability to make money. Fortunately, workers’ compensation is designed to help employees who have suffered injuries in workplace accidents. An explosion recently took at a plant in another state, causing four workers to have to go to the hospital. Two of these workers have since been released.
The explosion took place at about 11 p.m. on a Thursday. Workers at the biofuels plant were performing maintenance on a particular hydrogen line. The blast occurred while the plant was being repaired following an earlier April explosion that caused two workers to be injured and brought production to a halt.
Of the four hurt in the recent explosion, two remain hospitalized as of the latest report. One of the worker’s conditions was listed as serious, while the other person’s condition was considered good. The plant manufactures liquefied petroleum gas, biodiesel and renewable naphtha.
Sometimes, workplace accidents in Pennsylvania happen even when workers take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. This is why workers’ compensation insurance is so valuable; it enables an employee who has been injured on the job to receive benefits regardless of fault concerning the cause of the accident. In addition, employers are generally shielded from being sued by injured workers. Anyone who has been hurt on the job has the right to pursue a claim for insurance benefits to cover the medical treatments needed and to replace a portion of any job income lost while recovering.
Source: theadvocate.com, “Second worker injured in last week’s plant blast released from burn unit, two remain in hospital”, Sept. 8, 2015
Categories: Workplace Accidents